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The second Saturday of September was not kind to many of our East Devon football teams, but it was better for local rugby, writes East Devon Sport editor Stephen Birley.  FOOTBALL Exmouth Town suffered a fourth successive defeat when they went down 1-0 to Shepton Mallet in a Toolstation Western League meeting. ‘The Mallet’ are now the only unbeaten side in the Western League top flight and the Town defeat means that, in the past 14 days, they have exited the FA Cup and FA Vase and lost back-to-back league games. In the South West Peninsula League Premier East, Ottery…

There is plenty of football and rugby sporting action in East Devon on the first Saturday of September, writes East Devon Sport editor Stephen Birley.  FOOTBALL Exmouth Town are away in FA Cup action on Saturday, September 4, and travel to Plymouth Parkway FC where they will meet Cornish side Truro City (3pm) in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. Meanwhile, in terms of games in our area, two of our four East Devon clubs playing in the South West Peninsula League Premier East are in home action with Ottery St Mary, who moved up to fourth with…

The final Saturday of August saw matchday 18 bring the curtain down on the 2021 Tolchards Devon Cricket League and there were very mixed emotions for clubs across East Devon. Exmouth travelled to Hatherleigh knowing only a win would see them retain their Premier status, writes East Devon Sport editor Stephen Birley. The home side won the toss, batted first, and closed on 260-6 after 50 overs. Second change George Greenway was the most successful of the Exmouth bowlers with his return being 2-51. The Maer men were given a century start thanks to James Horler (48) and Andrew Buzza…

There is plenty of football this bank holiday weekend for East Devon clubs – with a host of fixtures on Saturday, August 28.  Top billing locally goes to the Toolstation Western League game at Southern Road where Exmouth Town will look to continue their unbeaten start to the season in both league and FA Cup when they entertain Cadbury Heath (3pm). The top local game in the South West Peninsula League Premier East is at Washbrook Meadows where Ottery St Mary, who have made an unbeaten start in terms of home games at the higher level, entertain Torridgeside with this game…

Devon League cricket round-up from matchday six of the season: In East Devon, Sidmouth suffered more weather woe and Exmouth were beaten, but Budleigh and Honiton both netted big wins. This article is brought to you in partnership with East Devon Sport – click here for in-depth local coverage. Rain halts Sidmouth tie In the Tolchards Devon Cricket League, Sidmouth were unable to play to any sort of a finish for the fourth time over the first six weeks of the season when rain hit their game at Plymouth. Sidmouth had batted and opener Isaac Thomas top scored with a…

Ottery St Mary Football Club Under-15s celebrated a new kit sponsor and a return to action following lockdown with a 4-1 home win over Culm Sampford, writes Stephen Upsher. Before the game, Gary Yelland, of Artisan Roofing, generously presented Addy Carpenter’s side with a smart new playing kit. Carpenter gave starts up front to Freddie Clarke and Ollie Milton, but it was Culm Sampford who made the first impact on the game – rattling Ottery’s crossbar with an early strike on goal. The visitors’ glovesman was soon called into action making saves from Jake Johnson, Jack Carpenter and Seb Copp.…

Ottery St Mary Football Club’s Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League South and West campaign could not really have gone any better to date. As the Otters kick their heels waiting for the end of lockdown two and the December 5 re-start of the season, they can reflect on their current table-topping status. The Washbrook Meadows outfit have played 11 games so far, winning ten and drawing one. To have completed a third of the league season unbeaten with ten wins from 11 outings is testament to the quality we have in the squad… No fewer than 14 different players have netted…

The national lockdown will mean a major headache for football league fixture compilers as well as our local clubs in East Devon. With no football being played below elite level between now and December 5 – at the earliest. It means that all six of the district’s clubs playing in either the Toolstation Western League , South West Peninsula League and the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League are facing severe fixture congestion over the second half of their respective campaigns. If we include Saturday, December 5 and take that as the first Saturday of the ‘re-start’ following lockdown two, then…

The first fixture of the Point-to-Point season was recently held at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary – which was live-streamed to the public because this year, coronavirus restrictions prompted a behind-closed-doors event. REPORT OF THE EAST DEVON POINT-TO-POINT AT OTTERY ST MARY WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR “Well, they are gone, and here I must remain”  From a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: 1772 – 1834: English poet who lived at Ottery St Mary. This famous resident had also gone long before Mr Oliver Carter opened the racecourse in 1979. In fact, most people had “gone” as the new British point-to-point…

Ottery St Mary Football Club left it late to secure a tenth win in 11 Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League South and West matches. They defeated hosts Roselands 2-1 on an artificial surface in South Devon. Ottery, who went into the game having not conceded a goal in more than seven hours of action, made a good start and controlled much of the first-half. They deservedly netted on ten minutes when Jordan Burrows climbed highest in a crowded area to head home a Danny Pym corner. The Otters continued to open up the home side throughout the first-half, but they…

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